There’s nothing worse than when you see a band that’s got their hit on The OC or whatever the fuck it is, the TV show or the car commercial,” agrees Peter. “And they go out and they’re playing their set and people are clapping. And they play that one song and everyone goes ape shit. And they do the next song and everyone claps politely. That ain’t music, that’s a ham sandwich. That’s not fans. That’s not people loving the music or loving the song. We’ve always tried to have fans of music. So when you say, can we see ourselves being that, no, I can’t. We’re trying to go about it in a different way, in terms of presenting our music to people. In this time and age maybe what we do is too old school for people. It used to be respected but maybe now things have come round to consuming and it’s just about money. It’s more respected how much money you make instead of what music you make. Our idea is we signed to a major label and tried to keep our ideals of how things should be done within that system and we’ve held to it pretty good. Because of that maybe we won’t have millions of records sold. But at this point in time I’d rather have respect for ourselves.
Peter Hayes, Let’s Get Ready to Mumble: An Interview with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Robert Collins, 19 August, 2007 (via checkthemeaning)
Frequentemente me sentia inferior. Queria apenas encontrar um jeito de me afastar de todo mundo. Mas não havia lugar para ir. Suicídio? Jesus Cristo, apenas mais trabalho. Sentia que o ideal era poder dormir por uns cinco anos, mas isso eles não permitiriam.